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Kitchen Tip: Three Easy Marinades for Pork, Chicken and Steak

The following recipes, video and photography were provided by our partner, Chef Billy Parisi.

Save time in the kitchen and liven up your favorite proteins with these three easy marinades for pork, chicken and steak.

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The Perfect Pork Marinade

When it comes to marinating pork, you can use any cut you like. I prefer pork chops, but you cant go wrong with any of Heinen’s CARE Certified offerings. The quality and flavor is truly unmatched and pairs perfectly with this slightly sweet marinade.

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A Classic Chicken Marinade

Heinen’s CARE Certified chicken comes from Gerber’s Amish Farm, which means it is raised locally to their stores under the most humane conditions. Of all the chicken I’ve tried from the grocery store, their selection is by far the best of the best!

My marinade of choice for poultry is a Sicilian-style concoction. It can be used on any protein, but the fresh and zesty herbs pair so naturally with the neutral chicken flavor.

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A Simple Steak Marinade

If you’re a fan of steak, you’ll love this super savory marinade! I chose to use Heinen’s CARE Certified strip steaks because I find them to be extremely affordable and easy to cook, but this marinade will work on any cut of beef you’re craving!

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These three incredibly easy marinades are guaranteed to take the taste of all of your favorite proteins to the next level! Get the recipes below and give them a try today!

Kitchen Tip: Three Easy Marinades for Pork, Chicken and Steak

Kitchen Tip: Three Easy Marinades for Pork, Chicken and Steak

Ingredients

For the Pork

  • ¼ cup Heinen's pure organic maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp. stone ground mustard
  • ½ cup neutral flavored oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2-4 Heinen's CARE Certified pork chops

For the Chicken

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 fresh oregano sprigs
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3-4 Gerber's CARE Certified chicken breasts

For the Steak

  • 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • ½ cup neutral flavored oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Heinen's CARE Certified strip steaks

Instructions

  1. Pork: Whisk everything together in a bowl except for the pork chops. Transfer the marinade to a plastic bag along with the pork chops, seal and mix to combine. Marinate overnight or for at least 2 hours.
  2. Chicken: Whisk everything together in a bowl except for the chicken. Transfer the marinade to a plastic bag along with the chicken, seal and mix to combine. Marinate overnight or for at least 2 hours.
  3. Steak: Whisk everything together in a bowl except for the steak. Transfer the marinade to a plastic bag along with the steak, seal and mix to combine. Marinate overnight or for at least 2 hours.

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By Chef Billy Parisi

Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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